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FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters

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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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Great Sportfishing experience

When I confirmed my plans to the big island of Hawaii about 2 months ago, I contacted Chuck at Fire... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike P
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Caught blue marlin, and Ono!

Comfortable boat for the three in our party, knowledgeable captain and good mate. VOG from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
drmarkwg
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Awarded Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence in 2012 and 2013. Specializing in sportfishing for marlin, ahi, mahi mahi and ono. Our fishing tours explore the Kona coast wherever the fish are biting. We offer half day, 3/4 day, and full day fishing Adventures and also a family favorite combination snorkel (all gear provided) and fishing trips.
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74-380 Kealakehe Pkwy, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2721
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I confirmed my plans to the big island of Hawaii about 2 months ago, I contacted Chuck at Fire Hatt Sportfishing. He was very quick to respond and I reserved the date. No hassle whatsoever. I contacted him when I arrived to the island...More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable boat for the three in our party, knowledgeable captain and good mate. VOG from eruptions was very evident and obstructed the views of the island, but we had a wonderful time! Saw a pod of pilot whales, snorked (in one of the most beautiful...More

Thank drmarkwg
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

My wife and I booked a 3/4 day excursion with Fire Hatt and fully enjoyed the experience. We had a great day on the water and just getting to see the island from a different perspective is something everyone should do. The catch of the...More

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Reviewed April 5, 2018

Outstanding 6 hours on the water. Capt Joe and First Mate Austin in addition to being timely and professional, possess extensive knowledge about topics related to fishing, the water, and life on the island. They were very engaging and helpful to our group which ranged...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Hooked a gigantic mahi mahi right away. The captain and first mate were extremely friendly and we really enjoyed ourselves. Would book again.

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Went for a full day trip and got spoiled by the crew (Joe and Austin). Got a ~500 pound blue marlin which made it my best fishing experience. I'm thankful for the time I had with the crew!

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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

This was my husband and my first time fishing on the Kona Coast and we couldn't have asked for a better experience! Captain Chuck and his wife Linda were amazing host. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the waters were apparent from the moment...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

I was blessed and fortunate to spend 2 days on November 19 and 20 with Captain Chuck and 1st Mate Joe. First day caught 3 different species: 40 lb short billed spearfish, small skip jack, and small barracuda. Next day right out of the harbor...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

First , Chuck, owner operator, was professional, on time and a knowledgable fisherman. The boat was clean, fishing equipment modern and maintained. A continental breakfast was served with an afternoon snack. We left marina at about 6:20 am. By 8:30 am two Mahi-Mahi (Dorado) about...More

Thank Chip R
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firehatt, Owner at FIRE HATT Sportfishing Private Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2017

We had the start of a great day catching. There was never a mention of using baits rather than lures as we were working a current line, for those who know fishing. I was concerned as what seemed like nice guys proceeded to drink much...More

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

After reading the good reviews on Yelp and TripAdvisor, I contacted Fire Hatt to schedule a charter for my husband and son. We were arriving on the 9am Kona flight, so I asked Chuck if a later start was acceptable. I was assured it was...More

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